This week we took an in depth look at the new Barracuda hard drive from Seagate. Although the new drive is not a solid state drive (SSD), it still packs a huge punch in terms of its capacity. Rated at 1.5 terabytes (TB), the drive is currently leading the record for highest density.
But is bigger always better? Check out the review for more details
. However, with increased bit densities, manufacturers have to worry about magnetic leakage and data corruption. It becomes increasingly harder to pack those tiny bits of data next to one another without worrying that their magnetic polarities will affect each other.
Thanks to perpendicular recording technology however, Seagate (and now Western Digital) have two monstrous drives that are worthy of attention. Just make sure you have a backup — 1.5 TB of data is a heck of a lot of data to lose!